TIRP low-cost therapy


Welcome!  We hope this site will help you find a high quality therapist who is a good match for you and who charges a fee you can afford.


  • All the therapists listed on this site are students or graduates of TIRP -- the Toronto Institute for Relational Psychotherapy (www.tirp.ca). Most practice in Toronto; some have offices elsewhere in southern Ontario. 

  • TIRP student therapists are in Phase 2 or 3 of the TIRP training program.  Many are mature students, expanding or revising their professional identity. By the beginning of Phase 2, they have completed 120 hours of education and training in psychotherapy with TIRP.  Concurrently they have completed at least 40 hours of personal psychotherapy to give them clarity about their own relational patterns and to help them understand what it's like to be a client.

  • The TIRP graduate therapists on this site have completed at least 300 hours of education and training in psychotherapy, along with at least 120 hours of personal therapy, 35 hours of clinical supervision and 100 hours of direct client contact.  By completion, the  practicum component of their TIRP training will total 100 hours of supervision and at least 350 client hours.  Graduates who have completed the total TIRP practicum requirements often continue to offer a limited number of hours of low-cost therapy as part of their ongoing service to the community.  The TIRP graduates who offer couples therapy on this site have done additional specific training and supervision in relational work with couples.

  • All TIRP students and graduates listed on this site belong to a professional association, subscribe to a professional code of ethics, and carry professional liability insurance.  They are all working toward membership in the College of Registered Psychotherapists of Ontario, a provincial regulating body officially established on April 1, 2014.  They are all in clinical supervision, TIRP students and recent graduates with TIRP faculty supervisors, and experienced TIRP graduates in supervision of their choice.


  • TIRP student therapists offer therapy to adult individuals (18 or older) for a cost of $20 per session.  You may continue sessions at this fee until June 1 of the year in which your student therapist graduates.

  • TIRP graduate therapists offer therapy to adult individuals (18 or older) for a cost of $40 per session for up to 20 sessions.  You  may continue therapy beyond 20 sessions, but your therapist has the option to discuss a higher fee with you for further sessions.

  • TIRP graduates with training to work with couples offer couples therapy for $40 per session for up to 12 sessions.  Your therapist has the option of discussing a higher fee if couples therapy continues beyond 12 sessions.

  • All therapy sessions are private and confidential (unless a life or a child is at risk; your therapist will explain the promise and limits of confidentiality).  This website service does not represent a TIRP clinic; all agreements and arrangements are between you and your therapist as an individual practitioner.  For example, you will decide together on the day, time, and frequency of your sessions, and it will be up to you to decide whether you want to continue with a therapist beyond a first session and for how long. 

  • Please feel free to browse this site, and then feel free to reach out to any therapist who seems like a possible match for you. Until you make an appointment, there's no obligation, and therapists are required to keep your query calls and emails confidential. Please note, however, that email is not an entirely secure medium, and protect your personal information accordingly.